How Do I Force My Email Account to Close on Another Device?

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Hello, Leo. I left my Hotmail account open on another device, meaning I logged in on someone else’s computer and forgot to close out. I think the individual left the page open, possibly viewing my email. They have a Mac. I have a PC. Is it possible to figure out if my Hotmail account is open on another computer? Is there any way of closing it out without having access to the other device? Perhaps by changing the password? Does your account have a timeout and automatically close? It’s imperative that this person not have access

Unfortunately, there are several reasons that you don’t want to log in to your email account on the computer of someone that you don’t actually trust. The possibility of walking away while it’s still logged in is really only just one.

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Why Do I Need Another Email Address to Access My Account?

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I can’t login to my account as it keeps saying it wants another email to use as recovery. I do not have one. Do I have to get another account from somewhere in order to use Hotmail now? If so, I’ll start using the new one and get rid of Hotmail. What an inconvenience in that I have no access to my own account!

No, this isn’t some conspiracy to get you to create yet another email address. Heck, the email address technically doesn’t even have to be yours; but it does have to be setup before you need it.

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Why Can’t Online Services Tell Me What My Password Is?

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Why can’t an online service like Gmail or Hotmail or any of the others, just tell me what my password is rather than forcing me to reset it all the time? I mean, they have to know what it is anyway so that they can check that I’ve entered it in correctly. Right?

Believe it or not, online services don’t necessarily know your password.

Some services actually can tell you your password, and that’s a really, really bad thing. Among other things, it calls in to question that service’s understanding of security.

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How Do I Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk, and Why Would I Want To?

Since the day that password protection was invented, users (and the people that help them) have been dealing with the “lost password problem.” You know how it goes; you or someone you know can’t log in to their account because they can’t recall their password.

Take it from me, it happens. A lot.

For a long time – at least since Windows XP and probably before – Windows has included the ability to create a password reset disk that you can use in cases where you’ve forgotten your Windows login password.

There are a few prerequisites to using this tool. The most important one is you must create the disk before you actually need it.

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How do I change my Hotmail alternate email address?

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The email address I used for recovery is no longer valid. I can’t figure out how to change my alternate email address.

Your alternate email address is a critical bit of information that you’ll need if you ever lose your password, or if your account ever gets hacked.

It’s good of you to note that your current one is invalid – if you no longer have access to your alternate email address then it’s just as bad as, perhaps even worse than, not having set up an alternate email address at all.

I’ll show you how to change it.

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